40 CFR 165.70 - Refillers who are not registrants.
(a) Must I comply with the standards in this section? You must comply with the standards in this section if you are a refiller of a pesticide product and you are not the registrant of the pesticide product.
(b) Under what conditions can I repackage a registrant's pesticide product into refillable containers? A registrant may allow you to repackage the registrant's pesticide product into refillable containers and to distribute or sell such repackaged product under the registrant's existing registration if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(i) The pesticide product is repackaged at a refilling establishment registered with EPA as required by § 167.20 of this chapter.
(ii) The pesticide product is repackaged by a refilling establishment registered with EPA as required by § 167.20 of this chapter at the site of a user who intends to use or apply the product.
(3) The registrant has entered into a written contract with you to repackage the pesticide product and to use the label of the registrant's pesticide product.
(4) The pesticide product is repackaged only into refillable containers that meet the standards of subpart C of this part.
(5) The pesticide product is labeled with the product's label with no changes except the addition of an appropriate net contents statement and the refillers EPA establishment number.
(c) What violations are applicable to illegal repackaging? Repackaging a pesticide product for distribution or sale without either obtaining a registration or meeting all of the conditions in paragraph (b) of this section is a violation of section 12 of the Act. Both you and the pesticide product's registrant may be liable for violations pertaining to the repackaged product.
(d) Am I responsible for product integrity? Yes, you are responsible for the pesticide product that you distribute or sell in refillable containers not being adulterated or different from the composition described in its confidential statement of formula that is required under FIFRA section 3.
(e) What requirements must I follow regarding repackaging a pesticide product into refillable containers? You must comply with all of the following provisions.
(1) Your establishment must be registered with EPA as a producing establishment as required by § 167.20 of this chapter.
(2) You must not change the pesticide formulation unless you have a registration for the new formulation.
(3) You must repackage a pesticide product only into a refillable container that is identified on the description of acceptable containers for that pesticide product provided by the registrant.
(4) You may repackage any quantity of a pesticide product into a refillable container up to the rated capacity of the container. In addition, there are no general limits on the size of the refillable containers that you can use.
(5) You must have all of the following items at your establishment before repackaging a pesticide product into any refillable container for distribution or sale:
(i) The written contract referred to in paragraph (b)(3) of this section from the pesticide product's registrant.
(6) Before repackaging a pesticide product into any refillable container for distribution or sale, you must identify the pesticide product previously contained in the refillable container to determine whether a residue removal procedure must be conducted in accordance with paragraph (g) of this section. You may identify the previous pesticide product by referring to the label or labeling.
(8) You must clean each refillable container according to paragraph (g) or (h) of this section, if required by either paragraph.
(9) You must ensure that each refillable container is properly labeled according to paragraph (i) of this section.
(11) You must maintain records as required by part 169 of this chapter.
(12) You must report as required by part 167 of this chapter.
(13) The stationary pesticide containers at your establishment must meet the standards in § 165.45(f).
(f) How must I inspect refillable containers? Before repackaging a pesticide product into any refillable container, you must visually inspect the exterior and (if possible) the interior of the container and the exterior of appurtenances. The purpose of the inspection is to determine whether the container meets the necessary criteria with respect to continued container integrity, required markings, and openings. If the condition in paragraph (f)(1) of this section exists, the container fails the inspection and must not be refilled unless the container is repaired, reconditioned, or remanufactured in compliance with the relevant DOT requirement. If the condition in paragraph (f)(2) or (f)(3) of this section exists (or both), the container fails the inspection and must not be refilled until the container meets the standards specified in subpart C of this part. The conditions are:
(ii) The container has visible pitting, significant reduction in material thickness, metal fatigue, damaged threads or closures, or other significant defects.
(iii) The container has cracks, warpage, corrosion or any other damage which might render it unsafe for transportation.
(iv) There is damage to the fittings, valves, tamper-evident devices or other appurtenances that may cause failure of the container.
(2) The container does not bear the markings required by § 165.45(a), (b) and (d), or such markings are not legible.
(3) The container does not have an intact and functioning one-way valve or tamper-evident device on each opening other than a vent, if required.
(g) How must I clean refillable containers? You must clean each refillable container by conducting the pesticide product's refilling residue removal procedure before repackaging the pesticide product into the refillable container, unless the conditions in paragraph (g)(1) of this section and either paragraph (g)(2) or (g)(3) of this section are satisfied:
(i) The container previously held a pesticide product with a single active ingredient and is being used to repackage a pesticide product with the same single active ingredient.
(ii) There is no change that would cause the composition of the product being repackaged to differ from the composition described in its confidential statement of formula that is required under FIFRA section 3. Examples of unallowable changes include the active ingredient concentration increasing or decreasing beyond the limits established by the confidential statement of formula or a reaction or interaction between the pesticide product being repackaged and the residue remaining in the container.
(h) How must I clean a refillable container that has a broken (non-intact) tamper-evident device or one-way valve? As required in paragraph (g) of this section, you must clean each refillable container that has a tamper-evident device or one-way valve that is not intact by conducting the pesticide product's refilling residue removal procedure before repackaging the pesticide product into the refillable container. In addition, other procedures may be necessary to assure that product integrity is maintained in such cases.
(i) How must I label refillable containers? Before distributing or selling a pesticide product in a refillable container, you must ensure that the label of the pesticide product is securely attached to the refillable container such that the label can reasonably be expected to remain affixed during the foreseeable conditions and period of use. The label and labeling must comply in all respects with the requirements of part 156 of this chapter. In particular, you must ensure that the net contents statement and EPA establishment number appear on the label.
(j) What recordkeeping must I do? You must maintain all of the records listed in this section in addition to the applicable records identified in parts 167 and 169 of this chapter. You must furnish these records for inspection and copying upon request by an employee of EPA or any entity designated by EPA, such as a State, another political subdivision or a Tribe.
(1) For each pesticide product distributed or sold in refillable containers, all of the following records must be maintained for the current operating year and for 3 years after that:
(2) Each time you repackage a pesticide product into a refillable container and distribute or sell the product, the following records must be generated and maintained for at least 3 years after the date of repackaging:
(i) The EPA registration number of the pesticide product distributed or sold in the refillable container.
Title 40 published on 2013-07-01
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